A number of papers lead on the racist abuse footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were subjected to after England’s defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
The Daily Mirror carries a picture of a mural of Rashford, which was defaced after the final, saying “you inspire us all” and features a letter from a nine-year-old girl who wrote, “you are brave and courageous (sic)… for stepping up”. “Up your game” headlines the Metro after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned social media firms to do more to stop online racism after the players were targeted on social media.
The Sun splashes on a call by England defender Harry Maguire for social media companies to crack down on trolls. Meanwhile, the Guardian reports on the “outrage” after the government won a Commons vote over cuts to the overseas aid budget and the Daily Telegraph says British holidaymakers who received the Indian-made version of the AstraZeneca vaccine are being “barred” from boarding flights to Europe
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